Shakhota, Śākhoṭa: 9 definitions


Shakhota means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, biology. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

The Sanskrit term Śākhoṭa can be transliterated into English as Sakhota or Shakhota, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Kalpa (Formulas, Drug prescriptions and other Medicinal preparations)

Source: Shodhganga: Edition translation and critical study of yogasarasamgraha

Śākhoṭa (शाखोट) refers to the medicinal plant known as “Steblus asper Lour.” and is dealt with in the 15th-century Yogasārasaṅgraha (Yogasara-saṅgraha) by Vāsudeva: an unpublished Keralite work representing an Ayurvedic compendium of medicinal recipes. The Yogasārasaṃgraha [mentioning śākhoṭa] deals with entire recipes in the route of administration, and thus deals with the knowledge of pharmacy (bhaiṣajya-kalpanā) which is a branch of pharmacology (dravyaguṇa).

Unclassified Ayurveda definitions

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Śākhoṭa (शाखोट) is a Sanskrit word referring to Streblus asper (Siamese rough bush), from the Moraceae family. It is classified as a medicinal plant in the system of Āyurveda (science of Indian medicine) and is used throughout literature such as the Suśrutasaṃhita and the Carakasaṃhitā. The leaves are 2 to 4 inches long, rigid, oval-shaped, irregularly toothed, and borne on small petioles. The staminate flower heads are spherical with minute flowers. The pistillate flowers have longer peduncles.

According to the Rājanighaṇṭu (verse 9.123), the Siamese rough bush (śākhoṭa) has the following synonyms: Śākhoṭaka, Niḥsāra, Pīta, Pītaphala, Kharapattra, Bhūrjapattra, Rūkṣapattra, Gavākṣī, Yūkāvāsa, Kauśikya, Ajakṣīranāśa, Kṣīranāśa, Piśācadru, Bhūtavṛkṣa, Sakaṭa, Hāraka and Karkaśacchada.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Sakhota in India is the name of a plant defined with Streblus asper in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Achymus pallens Soland. ex Blume (among others).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Fl. Cochinch. (1790)
· Encycl. (1808)
· Flora de Filipinas (1837)
· Novae Plantarum Species praesertim Indiae Orientalis (1821)
· Mus. Bot. (1856)
· Observationes Botanicae (Retzius) (1788)

If you are looking for specific details regarding Sakhota, for example chemical composition, side effects, extract dosage, pregnancy safety, diet and recipes, health benefits, have a look at these references.

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

śakhōṭa (शखोट).—a See śākhōṭa.

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śākhōṭa (शाखोट).—a P (sākha) Creditable or credible; trustworthy or true;--as a person or a statement.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śākhoṭa (शाखोट).—Name of a tree; Trophis Aspera (Mar. hedī); कस्त्वं भो कथयामि दैवहतकं मां विद्धि शाखोटकम् (kastvaṃ bho kathayāmi daivahatakaṃ māṃ viddhi śākhoṭakam) K. P.1.

Derivable forms: śākhoṭaḥ (शाखोटः).

See also (synonyms): śākhoṭaka.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Śākhoṭa (शाखोट).—m.

(-ṭaḥ) A small tree, (Trophis aspera.) E. śākh, oṭan aff.; also with kan added śākhoṭaka m. (-kaḥ) .

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Śākhoṭa (शाखोट):—m. Trophis Aspera (a small, crooked, ugly tree), [Bhāvaprakāśa]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Śākhoṭa (शाखोट):—(ṭaḥ) 1. m. A small tree (Trophis aspera.)

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Shakhota in German

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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